THEY STILL MAKE
Architectural columns true to classical orders are still made in wood, and in modern materials.
Classic products from Chadsworth include balustrades, entryways—and columns, load-bearing or decorative. Columns for five classical orders are available in various wood species, the PolyStone® fiberglass composite, and polyester resin. Tapered “bungalow-era” columns are also sold. Capitals may be cast resin, cast plaster, carved wood, or polyurethane. High-end clients include the Smithsonian and Disney World, but Chadsworth sells direct to homeowners, too, offering helpful customer service. Shown on a porch in Columbia, S.C.: plaster Corinthian capitals on fluted wood columns with a 26" diameter. Chadsworth Incorporated, 1-800-columns, shop.columns.com